Defynnog – the ancient yew trees of Wales

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Is this Europe’s oldest tree?

The experts don’t agree, but one thing is for sure… it is thousands of years old and has a very good claim to be one of the oldest trees in Europe.

It is on a special site in the upper Usk valley, not far from Brecon.

You’re in for a tasty treat at the International Welsh Rarebit Centre, Defynnog

We’ll be visiting and having lunch in the International Welsh Rarebit Centre in the village

Defynnog is also famous because in the 18th century (yes, I know, so recent!!) a meeting between Daniel Rowland and Howell Harris crystalized and energised the Welsh Methodist movement in Wales, bringing huge changes to the landscape of faith.

Howell Harris, whose meeting with Daniel Rowland changed the course of Welsh church

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